Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces (Equine Assisted Therapy)

The Adaptive Sports Grant Program provides grants to eligible adaptive sports entities to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities.

For the purpose of this program, adaptive sports activities

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include:
(1) instruction, participation, and competition in adaptive sports; (2) training and technical assistance to program administrators, coaches, recreation therapists, instructors, VA employees, and other appropriate individuals; (3) coordination, Paralympic classification of athletes, athlete assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development (including programs at the local level), sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program.The primary goal for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are provided to eligible adaptive sports entities with capabilities that are well-suited to meet the needs and priorities for Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities.This NOFO announces the availability of $1,500,000 to be awarded for proposals providing equine therapy targeted for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities related to mental health issues.

Adaptive Sports proposals not focused on equine therapy should apply to VA-SPORTS-2 2.
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

Office: National Veterans Sports Programs

Estimated Funding: $1,500,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants must qualify as a non-Federal Government entity with significant experience in managing a large-scale adaptive sports program for persons with disabilities if those disabilities are those that disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces may have.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.blogs.va.gov/nvspse/grant-program/

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Contact Grants4vets@va.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2022-01-31

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2022-05-01


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